Friday, February 24, 2006


Motivational Moment for Misguided Masters & Mutts

Compiled by Hugo Hotagen, DDD (Duke of Doorknobs & Doghouses), a loyal lapdog-in-training apprenticed to the affable, agnostic and all-round air-headed Court of the Quipping Queen.

A quirky, quizzical and sometimes questionable quotation or two in honor of the "Year of the Dog":
"Let the dogs bark, the caravan moves on." (Anonymous)

"His bark is worse than his bite". (Proverb) Variations: "His bark is as bad as his bite." -- "He has a bark but no bite."

"You're barking up the wrong tree." (Proverb)


Speaking of barking dogs, according to 17th century English dramatist John Webster, "Cowardly dogs bark loudest."

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) had this to say on the subject of 'barking dogs' in The Merchant of Venice, "And when I ope my lips, let no dogs bark."

On the other hand, there are some observers of modern management in a dog-eat-dog world who have more profound things to say on the subject like: "Its just so much easier for the people higher up the ladder to bark down the orders, rather than come down the ladder."

And here's an unlikely dog tale that's hit the best-seller list...who'd have thought a mutt could make the author so much moola!